Bladder Health

November is Bladder Health Month, with the sole purpose of informing and teaching how to maintain a healthy bladder. To have a healthy bladder it is vital to drink water, limit alcohol and caffeine, quit or avoid smoking, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and avoid constipation (eating high fiber and maintaining physical activity will […]

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SIDS Awareness Month

According to the CDC, in 2017, there were about 1400 infant deaths caused by sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the United States. About 1300 were from unknown causes and 900 were from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. Due to awareness and information, the rates of death have tremendously decreased over the years. In […]

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Mental Health

Mental illnesses are disorders that affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. Some examples of these types of diseases are depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, among many others. Some of these conditions can be a result of hard situations in your life, that is why seeking help right away is important. Some symptoms a person with a […]

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Healthy Lung Month

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from lung diseases, making it one of the most common medical conditions. Your lungs are a very important part of your body. They are part of your respiratory system, a group of organs and tissues that work together to help you breathe. Breathing is vital because every cell […]

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Eye Injury Prevention Month

According to the CDC, each day about 2000 U.S. workers have an eye injury for which treatment is needed. A lot of these injuries happen because of striking or scraping, penetration, or chemical and thermal burns. But not all eye injuries happen at work, many of them happen at home. Regardless of where they take […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility in females, affecting about 5 million women of reproductive age in the United States, according to the CDC. Women who suffer from PCOS can be resistant to insulin, which they cannot effectively use, even if it is still produced. PCOS is a […]

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National ITP Awareness Month

September is Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) Awareness Month. This disorder happens as a result of very low platelets, which are the cells that help blood clot. This disorder causes the immune system to attack and destroy platelets. Because of the low platelets, there is usually easy bruising or excessive bleeding, being most common among young women. […]

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 about 11,060 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. After car accidents, the leading cause of death in children is cancer. Cancer in children is a big problem because it can’t be treated the same way as cancer in […]

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Ovarian Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 about 22,530 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 13,980 will die from it in the United States. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth among cancers that cause death in women. Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries and if it is not detected at an early stage it […]

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National Sickle Cell Month

Sickle cell disease affects an estimated 100,000 Americans, mainly affecting 1 in 13 African Americans according to the CDC. Sickle cell disease is when the red blood cells get hard, sticky, and have a shape like a C. Sickle cells die early, which causes a shortage in red blood cells. They also travel through small […]

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